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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Blacksanction ·
It is can be either- whatever direction they are given re strategic policy of the government of the day. The part that everyone likes to miss is that the interception of telcom in and out of the US has been going on for decades. Think about it... the US does this with its allies so I listen to your people and I listen to yours and then we trade the information. Agents of the state (whether Fed, State or local police) depending on the circumstances do engage from time to time in unlawful acts...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Quite right, but it is some Australians, not all Australians. Perhaps the most important process that has been stalled is Reconciliation. A lot of Australians want our federal government to say 'Sorry' to the members of the Stolen Generation, and the indigenous population. There has been a century-long struggle for rights for Aborigines in Australia. What has it achieved? One thing is the right to vote. That it took until the late 1960s is outrageous. Another issue is a treaty. Australia has...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

Empty Purnata ·
Wow, that does sound like an interesting movie! I think I might check it out now, you've tweaked my interest. I've wondered that same question before too, what would America be like if the Confederates won the War? Would the USA be divided in half along the Mason-Dixon Line? Would North America be Canada, the USA and the CSA? What would life be like for Blacks and other non-Whites in the CSA? What would the USA be like? Would the Confederation stay together? I have a feeling that even if the...
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Re: Movie: What If The SOUTH Had Won?

jazzdog ·
There is a Science Fiction series that I read thats based on alternative reality in which the civil war is basically a draw and a seperate Confederated States co-exists with the North. In the series the two countries fight a on and hot battle from the civil war all the way up to WWI where the south sides with Germany and the North with the rest of the allies. In between the North invades Canada for supporting the south and puts down a Mormon rebellation in Utah thats taken advantage of the...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

Pace Tua ·
UN, Great post and great story. I read all 76 comments that people from all over the world made about this story and all of the comments were very positive. Some of the comments reported similar stories like these two: "I am the proud grandmother of 4 wonderful children 2 boys and twin girls and yes the twins are very different, they look exactly like these girls, so not surprising to hear that my son is mixed race and so is his wife. My son is mixed race West Indian and my daughter in law...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

Dissident ·
I feel what you're saying, Pace Tua.
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Nikcara ·
This is just too tempting; it is like the breastfeeding debate. Here we go. Since you have lived in the US for most of your life, you are aware that, we, American Blacks, say that we are Kings and Queens of Africa. Kings and Queens are well educated people or how could they successfuly run an empire. I am also aware that the first university in the world was in Timbuktu; a major city of the Kingdom of Nubia [correct me if I am wrong] not Greece as Europeans would have the non white world...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

ItAintEazy ·
And with me, this is also tempting, but I'll pull my punches. Still listen to you. You place yourself above less fortunate blacks, have pride that your kid doesn't attend one of "those" schools, and you flaunt your lifestyle worst than those glitzy video rappers. Yep, I'd say those are hallmarks of "acting white". Yes, I recognize there are ignorant black folks out there, but they shouldn't be an impediment to affect change. Like I say to white folks, you don't participate in the struggle in...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
This entire subject could be called the psychology of class and its relationship to economics and race. ROFL A Bleck woman asked me to come to Paris with her a few years ago. I told her the Russians could nuke Paris. She handed me all this stuff about HISTORY. I didn't want to get into an argument about it so I let the subject drop. I say if you are going to Europe for history you go to Rome not Paris. She had a thing about Paris. She showed me some photos when she got back. I didn't care...
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Re: The geography of a Woman

ricardomath ·
Nope...no frigid climate at all...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

HonestBrother ·
I don't think it premature to begin considering ocean front property in Alaska and Canada....
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
PanAfrica: 'Greater Africa' Has Changed the World Too Email This Page Print This Page The East African Standard (Nairobi) COLUMN April 16, 2006 Posted to the web April 17, 2006 Ali Mazrui Nairobi Two trends relevant to the African people have been under way since the second half of the 20th Century: globalisation of Africa and hegemonisation of the United States. Africa and the people of African descent have become more of a global presence. And the US has become more of a hegemony: Empire...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
I'm sorry Jim, I don't think I was clear. What I meant was this... quote: Originally posted by James Wesley Chester: We have no contol over the ultimate tool of power in a political system...our vote. Even worse we have stated that we are afraid to do what it takes to get it. Even worse we have allowed those who we thought we sent to represent us to stand up in the U. S. Congress and tell the nation all of the above. How do you think that we have no control over our vote? PS. I would like to...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
I'm back. ] As a result of Section 4(a) of that law, We do not, and cannot, have control of our own vote, neither individually nor a people. The people who claim to be 'the leadership' for Americans of unknown African ancestry initiated a petition to continue the law as is...for us. In that petition they articulate the reason being that to do otherwise, i.e. petition for equal treatment, would cause Congress to challenge the constitutionality of such a request. This is a request for equal...
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Re: Bush getting desparate

sergeant ·
You are kidding me right blaqfist? Frances economy is in shambles and they have no military to really speak of its so small, and Germany is in economic recession and already have all their sparable troops in Afghanistan now. But to play nice, lets take Canada, S Korea, Australia, Japanese money, Russian military (who is getting involved), I mean the list goes on and on my friend. France has a very small weak military, much of which is already committed elsewhere anyways. Germany has a...
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Re: Bush getting desparate

blaqfist ·
You need to do a little more research b4 you start popping off at the mouth like that. You can forgett abbout Canada ever committing troops to the "War on Iraq", they were one of the 1st countires to come out against it at the UN, John Howard, Australias PM, is about to lose his job over his support of the war. S. Korea is a maybe, Japan also a maybe, Putin has allready gone on record that he would not send Russian troops w/ out UN mandate. So tomorrow is a big day for J-Dubya., He better...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin April 16, 2003 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * LEADING GOLF CLUBS REMAIN ALMOST LILY-WHITE: This past weekend Mike Weir of Canada won the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, displacing African-American Tiger Woods as champion. This year the tournament was marred by protests from women's groups who demanded that...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
A Jamaica-born man who emigrated to Canada in 1997 died fighting with the U.S. Marines in Iraq, according to published reports. Cpl. Bernard Gooden, 22, who was killed in a gun battle in central Iraq April 4, is the first Canadian to be killed in combat in the war to oust Saddam Hussein, according to one newspaper. "All I'm hearing now in my head is: 'Your son Brent is dead. Brent is dead.' That's all I hear," his mother, Carmen Palmer, said April 8. Gooden, an immigrant to the Toronto area...
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Re: One People/One Destiny

James Wesley Chester ·
Amen to that. It is taking time for us to see each other without the veil draped over us by European oppression. We have looked at each through that veil for centuries. I am only this year learning about African Canadians even knowing that many African Americans reached Canada by way of the Underground Railroad. And many, many others from African nations by traditional methods of immigration. I only this year learned the Province of British Columbia was founded by a man of African, in fact,...
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

shebakoby ·
I wasn't talking about whether he SUPPORTED Janice Rogers Brown, I was talking about the fact that even HE recognized that this filibuster is B.S. and she should at least have an UP OR DOWN VOTE (non-supermajority). Boy you really don't know do you? Whither USA goes, Canada usually follows, and vice versa. AND YES IT F***ING MATTERS--I have relatives here in USA (and am currently posting from Mt. Vernon WA). I am A DUAL CITIZEN (US/CAN) SO DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T COMMENT!!!!!!!!! This ain't so...
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Re: GHANAIAN WOMEN DEMANDING PROTECTION FROM VIOLENCE

Prophetessofrage ·
Sun Nubian here are additional articles revealing the barbarity African males exact against the African woman. Now anyone with COMMON SENSE knows they are so grateful for any help to alleviate brute conduct so I'm putting information out and requesting black women who are prayers to pray for these women and do what's in our individual and collective power to save them from the savagery of African males.
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Here's a profile of a black woman from my wife's country, Colombia, Piedad Córdoba, who is a senator and a human rights activist. She reciently survived an assassination attempt by the rightwing paramilitary death squads, and was kidnapped in 2000 by them for her human right efforts. My wife used to frequently read in the newspaper about massacres of groups of gays in her city by rightwing paramilitary groups when she lived there. It was part of what they call their "social cleansing"...
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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrant who fought in Iraq facing deportation from US

James Wesley Chester ·
I understand the sentiment. But free movement is one thing. Isn't that what we do now with Canada. A lot of Canadians work in Detroit, for example. But school, and other infrastructure burdens is another thing. Who pays? Residency also creates another burden. Who pays? And I understand payroll deduction. But residency without work? I also think documentation without documentation, as it were, such as driver's licensing opens the door to the underbelly of access in our society. There has to...
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Re: Illegal Mexican immigrant who fought in Iraq facing deportation from US

sunnubian ·
I believe that there should be a check and balance type system of allowing so many that are coming for the right thing, such as work or school to go to and from. Much like the system we have with Canada. I think that would aid in eliminating those who are not coming for the right reasons. Also, if they are working, then wages could be taken out to contribute to fringe benefits Americans are allowed that they enjoy while here. There could even be an extra tax on working foreigners. There...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

Prophetessofrage ·
Okay, it's a new year and i'm going to put a stop to this madness before it gets anymore out of hand. Djon or mania or whaterver your name is, I scrolled past much of what you said, as it isn't worth it. Let me say this, I don't seek to engage in talk to people who belong in a rubber room and if I did I would belong in a rubber room. That's why I'm going to put a stop to your comments before you show yourself as sick as Melesi. First of all, I have never nor will ever engage in a debate with...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
Henry, Yes, I know that we are talking about who the Israelites were. You are, so am I. They were genetically Mesopotamians with some others mixed in with them, no doubt some African, but they were not predominately genetically African. That's why I say that they were "cultural Egyptians." They were not Egyptians. They were slaves in a ghetto. When our ancestors were slaves here, they didn't become white over all those years. Neither did the Israelites become Egyptian just because they were...
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Re: For My People

henry38 ·
Are you sure about that Faheem? Would you bet your life on it? Deep down I am sure you know the truth. Maybe its an American thing to see a difference between these countries, their currencies and what else they do. Over here we don't, they just pass things between themselves like brothers do. I remember how desperate the Germans were to surrender to the West than to the Russians during WW11. I can bet you that the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe sing and dance to the same tune despite the...
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Re: For My People

henry38 ·
I won't put it down to simply having white skin. There are other people with white skin outside this monopoly. It goes deeper than that. It's more to do with history and identity. The Germans, Italians, British and French are the same people if you must know. For instance the Germans are offshoots of Romans (Italy) who made it to England as Celts(Anglo Saxons) until the French as Normans took over Britain in 1066AD. The British then built Australia, the USA and Canada with a little bit of...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
henry, You're only hearing half the argument. No wonder you're having trouble understanding it. The problem that you have posed is not as easy to answer as you apparently would like to think. That's why the question, "What is an American?" or for that matter, "What is Jew?" have not realy been answered. They are not easily answered. This summer I met a German student who, while ethnically German, had been born in Russia where his parents had lived for some time. Henow lives in Germany. So is...
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Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

Afroman ·
Many Black people need to rise above the daily ignorance created in the US, Canada, Australia or European countries. The lack of black African Diaspora patriotism I read in your post rayne is a key to our problem. Certainly, wars and poverty has caused many of the Africans, black Caribbean and African-Latinos to leave our countries in search for a 'better' life in the West. But we have 3 choices: 1- go back to our country and possibly get killed by C.I.A squads for minerals control 2- starve...
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Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

Afroman ·
I don't mind when white people say stupid shit about Africa, but when it's black people doing it saddens a lot. Rayne, don't make the list of the black people who are ignorant about their ancestors! For your information, everywhere around the world there have been and there still are group who sold their own people, Africa is no exception. The slavery that existed in Africa was not frequent as in other parts of the world. During pre-colonial times, the slavery that existed in Africa then was...
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Re: GODS OF AFRICA

shebakoby ·
It is localized in that palm trees do not grow in Northern Europe, Canada, or northern Asia. Roosters are also not indigenous to several regions. It's like claiming that people were made from salmon--there is no salmon in Africa. That is a LOCALIZED tradition. What does it say about the people? Does it say they are ONLY Yoruba and those of outlying areas? Any explanation of HOW there got to be other people on other places? THis myth contains SOME of the original elements of the original...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

MBM ·
It is rather unusual that Aristide appears to have spoken to the press in CAR but apparently did not mention the "kidnapping" at the hands of the Americans. March 1, 2004 Ousted Aristide Arrives in Africa, but Final Stop Is in Doubt By MICHAEL WINES OHANNESBURG, March 1 "” Newly arrived in the impoverished Central African Republic, Haiti's ex-president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, today assailed the rebels who ousted him from power on Sunday, saying that "in overthrowing me, they have chopped...
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Re: Liberals & Conservatives

ocatchings ·
I still don't believe in the party system but here goes....... The govt should maintain the burden when it comes to national affairs but each state should have the ability to decide what is right/wrong within reason. If Tx wants a 55 MPH speed limit and Mich wants 72..so be it. Issues involving welfare, education and social security should be a gov't standard. Everything starts at home. Parents should be accountable for everything with a few exceptions. It is not the responsibiliy of the...
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Re: Blacks and Guns

toussaint ·
Does more gun control lead to less crime? Domestic crime in countries that have more legal gun ownership are often low. Switzerland, Canada, and Israel are examples as well as many communities in the US. This aside, back to the original issue, does gun control decrease crime? Are people really safer when the law-abiding populace is disarmed? As for Noah's comment that "Guns are most effective when one can predict or know in advance of an attempted assault. If someone tells you he is going to...
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Re: Blacks and Guns

MBM ·
A post from a previous thread on the subject.
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Re: Good News

EbonyRose ·
This comes from an article in the Sacramento Observer. It's a weekly part of the business section and showcases Black people in the business sector who are achieving good things! I thought the Good News post would be a good place to put this! PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Hime Reappointed To State Fair Board The California Exposition & State Fair this week announced the reappointment of Rex S. Hime as a director and current chairman of the Cal Expo board of directors. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger...
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Re: The Jerry Springer Show

Blacksanction ·
I would rather go to my dentist and get a root canal than to be embarrassed on international (hey we get it in Canada too) TV. I would rather my wife catch me watching porn than the Springer show.
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Re: Benin's National Voodoo Day

Fagunwa ·
By nice I mean the way the people make you feel as a visitor. I really loved it. I have been to Ghana, Senegal,Mali, Egypt, Togo,Jamaica, Bahamas,Canada,England. In Africa I have to admit I liked Ghana the best. It just seemed the most stable,open and beautiful place I visited. But to be really honest the place I felt the most love outside of home was in Philly,USA. I don't know what it is but the folks in Philly just got a lot of love in them to me. I have not had any bad experiences on the...
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Re: Support the troops....

jazzdog ·
Thats a pretty broad statement to make saying that americans always favor punitive action. Obiviously you have not been paiding attention to our liberal media who work for the evil government when they deliberately show average americans on TV saying that the war is wrong and we should be talking instead of fighting. Hell, they probably aren't even real Americans, probably are from Canada pretending to be concerned americans.
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Re: Support the troops....

KISONGO ·
EbonyRose, Your post is fair thanks for that. You are right to say that because of my experience with the military of my country I am seeing the American view as irrational, or I said that myself? Anyway, today I'm not able to bless any military in this planet; I am involved in many groups in my country that reach out to my people victims of so many human rights abuses by the armed forces. So you see sister I'm an active participant of what I urge. Ever since I came to live in Canada I've...
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Re: Bill Gates = 160,000,000 people

MBM ·
Beat them at their own game. Link I think we can make things better for ourselves and our children. I just fundamentally believe that changes to the current system are our best bet than trying to change the system that this entire country was founded on. It might happen, but certainly not in our lifetimes - and I think incremental changes can occur to make my kids' lives much better. I don't have the patience to wait for the cataclysmic global geo-political sea change that will be required...
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Re: Bill Gates = 160,000,000 people

Oshun Auset ·
I think that might be because you are keepin it within the Amerikkkan paradigm. I say this because I didn't see anything in that proposal on that link that deals with the liberation of Africa. I doubt Amerikkka will be socialist anytime soon. That would be nice but it's not my or Pan-Africanisms objective. The objective is a primarily a unified socialist Africa. Ther only reason the enemy controls African society is because the African masses aren't organized. I think you may be referring to...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

MBM ·
It's funny. I think in your quest to ground the discussion in "reality" you've actually allowed it to drift into the ether. Freedom can obviously be either a practical condition or a conceptual aspiration. Respectfully, in concept, one can discuss "vehicles" and "free human beings" - but what do those things mean? In application, freedom is a relative concept that is determined by perception. There won't be a glass ball that will fall to mark our arrival. We either gauge our condition based...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

MBM ·
So now a brotha needs to be spoon fed???
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
Yes Rowe, because the Teachings of YAH were given to black people(hebrews), making them African in origin.
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

shebakoby ·
Neither. LCC (Lutheran Church-Canada), baby. (Closest to Missouri, that's what we used to be).
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

shebakoby ·
awww you got yo own widdle pet name fo me. LOL I'm flattered. I may be constipated, but I ain't "phony". We aren't "giving the world a religion", we are spreading the Gospel. Christianity is NOT a "religion"--it is not man reaching out to God. It is God reaching out to man. While legalistic fundies might get carried away, the truth is that we are only to preach and teach, not force people to believe. Giving people a choice here is key. We cannot convert people anyway. The Holy Spirit does...
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Re: Your views on capital punishment

MBM ·
Seems like the rest of the world has. No other country has free access to guns like we do and no other country has the gun violence and crime that we do. In Canada, for example, there is no huge problem with criminals overpowering law abiding citizens with guns. Why not? BTW - what good does the DP do? What's the point? Research has clearly established that it is not a deterrent. So how does killing a murderer serve society? This question is particularly germane since the cost of the...
 
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